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Regent Announces New M.S. in Accounting Program for Fall 2021

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (May 25, 2021) – Regent University’s School of Business & Leadership will launch the M.S. in Accounting program in Fall 2021. The M.S. in Accounting program is a 30-credit-hour program delivered entirely online. By enrolling in this degree program, students will have the benefit of earning a master’s degree from America’s premier Christian university and completing the 150 total credit hours required to qualify for the CPA certification and subsequent licensure. 

“Accounting professionals are amongst the most sought–after business and finance professionals across industries and corporations, and Regent is ready to position our students as leaders in this arena,” said Doris Gomez, dean of Regent’s School of Business & Leadership. “Those who also hold the CPA certification remain some of the most qualified graduates in the professional arena, so we are bringing all of those strategic industry pieces together with the added advantage of powerfully equipping our students from a Christian perspective.”

A Cooperative Partnership with Big Four Endorsement

The Regent University Master of Science in Accounting program includes the additional benefit of a cooperative partnership with Becker CPA Review, the leading professional organization in developing CPA study materials. Becker is endorsed by the BIG FOUR accounting firms, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, and PwC. 

Most importantly, the Regent University M.S. in Accounting program emphasizes ethical uses of accounting information and practices and specific strategies to protect the integrity of the financial reporting process, audit procedures, tax implications, and governmental compliance. 

Industry Certifications Included

The degree will also assist students with completing additional certifications like the CMA, CIA and CFE. Students should consult with their state agencies to determine individual requirements for licensure. Explore the Regent website for more information: “Regent’s CPA Licensure Programs – Compliance with state licensure requirements.”

Regent’s M.S. in Accounting requires the completion of 30 credit hours of coursework, comprised of 7 accounting core courses and 3 track courses, in either financial reporting or taxation. Full-time students can complete the M.S. in Accounting in as little as 12 months. Part-time students can complete the program in approximately 16-30 months. Regent University considers 9 credit hours in a semester to be full-time. 

Advanced Standing Available

Current Regent students and alumni who have completed any or all of the following courses with a B or better could qualify for advanced standing in the M.S. in Accounting program: ACCT 605 Financial Statement Analysis (3), ACCT 610 Management Control Systems (3), ACCT 611 Managerial Accounting (3). Regent MBA graduates who hold a concentration in accounting are encouraged to consider this tremendous opportunity to apply up to 9 credits toward the M.S. in Accounting.

Take Your Next Step

Be among the first to reap all the benefits of this rewarding new program, and position yourself to stand out in your field. Apply now online at or speak with an enrollment counselor by calling 866.402.9938


About Regent University

Founded in 1977, Regent University is America’s premier Christian university with over 11,000 students online and on campus in Virginia Beach, VA. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in more than 150 areas of study, including business, communication and the arts, cybersecurity and technology, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing and healthcare, and psychology. Regent University tops the list of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Virginia and is ranked among top national universities by U.S. News & World Report. Along with a commitment to academic excellence, what sets Regent apart is its mission to prepare Christian leaders to change the world.

About the School of Business & Leadership

The School of Business & Leadership is a Gold Winner – Best Business School and Best MBA Program by Coastal Virginia Magazine. The school also has earned a top-five ranking by U.S. News & World Report for its online MBA and online graduate business (non-MBA) programs. The school offers both online and on-campus degrees including Master of Business Administration, M.S. in Business Analytics, M.S. in Accounting, M.A. in Organizational Leadership, M.A. in Product Management; Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, and Doctor of Strategic Leadership.